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Author Wohlforth, Charles P., author.

Title Beyond Earth : our path to a new home in the planets / Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix, Ph.D.

Publication Info. New York : Pantheon Books, 2016.


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Edition First edition.
Description viii, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents The way off the Earth -- How to predict the future -- The inner solar system and the problem with NASA -- A home in the outer solar system -- Building a rocket quickly -- The health barrier to deep space -- Robots in space -- Solutions for long journeys -- The psychology of space travel -- Who gets to go? -- Why move into space? -- Settling a frontier -- The step after next.
Summary Presents a chronicle of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the idea of space colonization into an achievable goal, sharing arguments in favor of targeting Saturn's moon, Titan.
"From a leading planetary scientist and an award-winning science writer, a propulsive account of the developments and initiatives that have transformed the dream of space colonization into something that may well be achievable. We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly more entrepreneurs--Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos--are seduced by the commercial potential of human access to space. But Beyond Earth does not offer another wide-eyed technology fantasy: instead, it is grounded not only in the human capacity for invention and the appeal of adventure but also in the bureaucratic, political, and scientific realities that present obstacles to space travel--realities that have hampered NASA'S efforts ever since the Challenger disaster. In Beyond Earth, Charles Wohlforth and Amanda R. Hendrix offer groundbreaking research and argue persuasively that not Mars, but Titan--a moon of Saturn with a nitrogen atmosphere, a weather cycle, and an inexhaustible supply of cheap energy, where we will even be able to fly like birds in the minimal gravitational field--offers the most realistic and thrilling prospect of life without support from Earth."--Dust jacket.
Subject Manned space flight.
Space flight -- Physiological effect.
Space flight -- Psychological aspects.
Astronautics. (OCoLC)fst00819505
Manned space flight. (OCoLC)fst01007789
Space flight -- Physiological effect. (OCoLC)fst01127692
Space flight -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01127697
Added Author Hendrix, Amanda R., author.
Other Form: Online version: Wohlforth, Charles P. Beyond Earth New York : Pantheon Books, 2016 9780804197984 (DLC) 2016018868
ISBN 9780804197977 (hard cover : alk. paper) $27.95
0804197970 (hard cover : alk. paper) $27.95

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